Water is a critical resource that needs to be carefully managed.
Using our proprietary water audit processes, we are able to help companies:
- Reduce Water Footprint
- Decrease Water & Operational Costs
- Achieve Sustainability Goals
- Reduce Water-Related Risks
- Improve Utility & Production Reliability & Efficiency
- Enhance Wastewater Treatment Processes
- Improve Raw Water Treatment Processes and Quality
Our Process for Water Audits
Whether you are looking to improve the management of water resources at one of your sites or several, our goal is to uncover solutions that maximize efficiency, reduce overall cost, and sustainably impact your environmental footprint.
Below will provide you with the key elements that we undergo when conducting a water audit:
1- Identify Key Drivers & Info Gathering
Veolia will hold discover meetings with key stakeholders at your organization to understand both their goals and challenges. During this step, our team of experienced water audit professionals will identify the key areas that need to be evaluated and develop a data-gathering plan that includes water sampling and lab analysis to obtain a more comprehensive overview of each water system within the facility. These initial discovery steps help ensure the success of the overall water audit by identifying the most costly or problematic areas in the plant to focus on.
Common Key Drivers:
- OPEX Savings
- Water Scarcity Issues
- Regulatory / Discharge Issues
- Facility Expansion
- Corporate Sustainability Goals
- Product Quality/Safety
2 - 360° Best Practice Evaluation and Site Audit
Using methodologies inspired by the ISO (International Standards Organization) for energy and environmental management, we will look to validate the information that was gathered in the previous stage and provide a comprehensive "water balance."
This will provide the auditors and the client a very detailed water map that will show not only how water is used throughout the facility but also identify the specific characteristics of the water at the various stages.
3 - Client Review of Options
Veolia Water Technologies will take the information it gathered from key stakeholders and from its site audits and propose several options that directly correlate to solving challenges that were identified at the beginning of the process.
These recommendations can include items such as:
- Basic process changes
- Chemical service programs
- Operational changes
- Creative water reuse ideas
- And more...
This step in the water audit process will allow the client to review the particular enhancement options, the expected ROI (Return on Investment), and the timeline for implementation.
4 - Project Implementation
After reviewing the various options to help the client meet its water management objectives, Veolia is experienced in project execution of the recommended solutions. Veolia is also experienced in helping clients meet their long-term water goals by executing capital and operational enhancements in a series of stages.
Most importantly, Veolia's goal is to develop transparent and long-term relationships with its clients to ensure that these projects produce the financial and operational results that they expect.